The English oak pergola – a gorgeous addition to any property.

Not to be confused with a pagoda (those tall, multi-levelled East Asian structures), a pergola is a structure that forms a shaded walkway or seating area, and can also be an extension of a building or form a kind of passageway between two structures.

We’ve already discussed how it can add value to your property – after all, having an impressive and attractive piece of green oak garden architecture leading to your home is a real selling point. They offer a distinctive wow-factor whatever style you opt for.

In this example, we created a corkscrew shaped compound curved pergola, with the idea behind the structure being that it draws you in and up to the main house’s front door.

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This example embraces the European style for trailing plants and foliage around the beams, in order to create a shade arbour.

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And in our latest project, we built an attractive pergola that leads along the garden, providing an incredible, corridor-like entrance.

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Pergolas can be up to 4m without needing planning permission even if they are right up to the boundary, and this can add a sense of seclusion which will be very appealing to some home-owners.

For more information on adding a green oak pergola to your property, simply contact us on info@englishoakbuildings.com today!